20th Century Design Online
Dimitri Omersa for Abercrombie and Fitch Leather Kangaroo, England, mid to late 20th century, leather, unmarked, ht. 22 1/2, wd. 22, dp. 29 in.
Note: Omersa, a Yugoslav by birth, had been a naval officer and a political prisoner having been imprisoned by Tito for 10 years after the second world war. Omersa and his wife Inge sought refuge in England and in 1955 took over a business supplying leather pigs to Liberty of London. In the 1970s, Omersa expanded his market to North America and distributed his leather animals through Abercrombie and Fitch.
Left arm facing torn but attached. Torn leather at both ears.
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